Down to the Twisted Throttle Open House in Exeter , RI from my house... about 85 miles down and probably 100 back (I took some back roads to get off the interstate).. reminds me about how much I love my Burgman and what a great road machine it is... All interstate (outside Boston to 495 to I-95 South, a bit more than 40 miles through Providence South) .. The guy with me had a brand new (about 700 miles on it) 2012 Goldwing that was very tricked out.. I was fine with my comfort max seat pad & bearcat backrest.. loved the ventilation from my Neotech helmet & the protection from my new Laminar Lip & Stich RC suit.. I feel that I now have a great combination for good long trips.. riding with someo one else was kind of a pain.. I was in the lead and had to be aware of what I was doing to him behind me.. was I going fast enough? too fast? etc.. and my throttle lock varies a lot in speed so I didn't use it too much.. There were about 2,000 people there and the 10% discount didn't hurt.. Picked up a nice Hi-vis dry bag.. and a tee shirt.. Way too crowded to consider a GPS system upgrade.. Great free burgers, Hot dogs and riding displays.. a real scene.